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Inversions Are Last Step in Tax-Avoidance Hopscotch

businessweek.com — The surge in U.S. companies avoiding taxes by taking a foreign address has been condemned by President Barack Obama and stirred a policy debate in Congress. What's often overlooked is that these "inversions" are typically a final step in a hopscotch of multinational tax dodging.

Inversions Are Often Last Stop for Avoiding U.S. Taxes

bloomberg.com — The surge in U.S. companies avoiding taxes by taking a foreign address has been condemned by President Barack Obama and stirred a policy debate in Congress. What's often overlooked is that these "inversions" are typically a final step in a hopscotch of multinational tax dodging.

Osborne Takes Aim at Multinationals Moving Profits Out of U.K.

bloomberg.com — The U.K. became the latest country to take aim at multinational tax avoidance, announcing a new levy on companies that "artificially" shift their profits into havens, a move prompted by growing international outrage at maneuvers used by businesses including Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Starbucks Corp.

Yahoo’s Mayer Faces Choice Between Investors, Herself on Alibaba

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer may find ducking a multi-billion-dollar tax bill forces her to choose between making impatient shareholders happy or running a larger company. Yahoo and its advisers have spent well over a year coming up with a viable option to sell off an Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Malone gained double tax break in inversion

sltrib.com — All told, Malone escaped about $200 million in personal taxes, and Liberty Global's U.S. shareholders together likely saved more than a billion dollars, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "He's congenitally averse to paying taxes," said Robert Willens, an independent tax accounting analyst in New York City.

Billionaire Malone gained double tax break in Liberty inversion

denverpost.com — NEW YORK - Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.

Maine’s largest landowner, billionaire media magnate avoids millions in taxes with inversion deal

bangordailynews.com — NEW YORK - Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him [...]

Tax-Hater John Malone Scores Again with Liberty Inversion

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.

Malone Gained Double Tax Break in Liberty Address Shift

bloomberg.com — Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.

Ireland ending tax breaks as pressure mounts

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:08 AM Ireland's government will phase out a tax shelter used by U.S. companies from Google Inc. to LinkedIn Corp., amid mounting pressure from international authorities.
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RT @Ian_Fraser: Here's Russell Brand's full response to the open letter sent by @RBSGroup IT contractor Joseph Kynaston Reeves russellbrand.com/2014/12/8164/

Dec 18, 2014

So much for being lame duck: Cuba move proves Obama just like 91-year-old Polish woman wrongly pronounced dead. nydn.us/13C3eAn

Dec 18, 2014

'Another Wall falls': Europe hails U.S.-Cuba breakthrough reut.rs/1zytc3z

Dec 18, 2014

RT @SMaurizi: we should keep a watchful eye on how #SonyHack will be used by "cyberwarmongers" "to fuel #cyberwar paranoia

Dec 18, 2014

What the Sony hack has revealed about North Korea's cyberwarfare training program: on.wsj.com/1x1roAY

Dec 18, 2014

There has been another mortifying Sony hacked email once again targeting Angelina Jolie: ind.pn/1J7B9ku pic.twitter.com/px3N2oY39x

Dec 18, 2014

Ireland's corporate tax regime under spotlight as agressive corp tax planning discussed by EU leaders @Debt_Ireland bit.ly/1xs2pqd

Dec 18, 2014

RT @MarkSabah: #Putin says Coke is "harmful, especially for children" - somewhere a major drinks CEO is getting stressed about sales figures in #Russia



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